2019: Okorocha sweats, cry foul…accuses Udenwa, Izuogu, Obinna, IIomuanya, others of destroying APC in Imo

The out-going Governor of Imo State is seriously sweating himself out of control over his attempt to install his son-in-law, Uche Nwosu as governor of Imo State in 2019. Okorocha is not comfortable by the actions of the stakeholders in the state by trying to stop him from handing over to his son-in-law in 2019 following strong oppositions coming from Imo State stakeholders. Reacting to the alleged recent comments by the Imo stakeholders, Okorocha frowned and cried foul at the level of attack he is receiving from influential Imo citizens.…

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AFEX condemns gruesome murder of Jamal Khashoggi…calls on the UN to take decisive action against Saudi Arabia

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), a network of prominent media and freedom of expression organizations across the continent, today condemned the October 2, 2018 gruesome murder of renowned Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, saying a country that indulges in such barbaric behaviour ought to be ostracized by the civilized world. In a statement issued from its Secretariat in Accra, AFEX called on the United Nations to demonstrate its commitment to the safety of journalists and ending impunity for crimes against journalists by…

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Pirates kidnapped 12 crew from Container Ship

No fewer than 12  crew members working on Pomerenia Sky container ship, a Liberia-flagged vessel headed for the Nigerian port to Onne, have been kidnapped by suspected pirates. The crime was allegedly committed on Saturday morning when the attack occurred. The ship manager Midocean (IOM), said those abducted include eight from Poland, two Filipinos and a Ukrainian. It was later gathered that Nine crew members remain on board the vessel and are reportedly unharmed, and the vessel has sailed to safety. The alleged pirates are said to have been operating…

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MRA indicts FRCN over FOI

Media Rights Agenda (MRA), has inducted the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) into its Freedom of Information (FOI) “Hall of Shame”, saying the institution’s sundry violations of the provisions of the FOI Act also amount to a breach of its primary mandate to make news and information available to the public. In a statement in Lagos, Ms Morisola Alaba, a Legal Officer at MRA, said: “It is always disheartening when a public institution established and funded primarily to facilitate the free flow of information within the society, particularly between…

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